||Snow Hill, MD - Farmers Bank of Somerset & Worcester $100 181_ MD-295 G32 Shank 128.2.7P. Proof. PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent. A third rarity from the Maryland Eastern Shore peninsula. This proof is engraved by William Harrison, and signed "W. Harrison fct. Philad'a" under the left area of the vignette. The layout is very similar to that of Murray, Draper, Fairman & Co., their competitor. At the top center is a unique vignette with a man operating a machine next to a mill building adjacent to the river; a bridge is seen just upstream. Lathe work end panels with text are in style of the 1810-1820 period notes from several firms. This is a very rare and short-lived issuer from 1812-1821, but some issued notes and proofs are known. This example has seen some handling and noted are some "Edge Splits and Tears; Minor Stains," but the overall eye appeal is satisfying. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,645.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19114. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.